At Rockingham Home Security, we often get asked, “what is the absolute best way to burglar-proof my home?” Of course, the answer varies depending on several aspects of your property, as well as your unique lifestyle habits. However, in any case, one thing’s for certain- and that’s that you can’t rely solely on home security products to safeguard your home and deter intruders.
Consider the fact that a lot of burglars actually enter into homes by simply walking in through the front door, rather than breaking in using brute force. So, even if you have the strongest, toughest security screen door installed, combined with a heap of deadbolt locks, all that extra brawn will amount to nothing if you forget to lock your doors in the first place.
If you want to burglar-proof your home successfully, you’ll need a combination of proven products and helpful habits. Allow us to break it down for you:
Install Security Screens
Getting security screens for your windows and doors is a simple yet highly effective way to provide additional security for your family members, protect your doors and windows from extreme weather conditions, maintain a high level of privacy, ensure pest-control, and inject a certain degree of style. Basically, they’re an all-rounder security product. Best of all, they’re manufactured to meet strict Australian Standards AS5039-2008. This means that they’ve been tested against a variety of forced entry attempts most commonly used by burglars. Being made out of durable aluminium or stainless steel, they’re also perfect for application across a number of different environments.
Tip: Remember to Lock Your Doors and Windows
A lot of people have fallen victim to a burglary, all because they forgot to lock their doors and windows before leaving the house, or even after arriving back home. Needless to say, the best thing for you to do would be to make a habit out of locking your doors each time you come through them. Only leave your windows unlocked if you’ll be in the house whilst they’re open.
Get a Home Security System
Your home security system can consist of any number of sensors, alarms and security cameras. Visible security cameras will work to deter burglars from snooping around your property. Aside from this, it will also provide you with video-footage evidence in the event that someone tries to break into your home. Your alarm system, on the other hand, will act as a deterrent if a burglar does manage to break into your home or trigger one of your sensors. It can also work to notify you of other environmental hazards, such as fires if you have a smoke sensor and a carbon monoxide detector installed, or leaks and floods if you have a water leak sensor installed.
Tip: Monitor Your System Via Your Mobile Device
Nowadays, linking your mobile device to your home security system is a super common practise, as it allows residents to watch over their homes whilst they’re away at work or on holiday. Monitoring your home security system via your mobile device will allow you to enjoy peace of mind, as you’ll be the first one to know about anything suspicious that occurs on your property. Alternatively, if you’re too busy to keep an eye on your home security system, you can always hire a third-party monitoring service to do the job for you.
Install a Security Gate
A security gate is an additional obstacle burglars would have to overcome in order to gain access to your property. It also makes it much harder for them to steal large items, such as TV’s or computers. Having a security gate also deters unwanted foot traffic, which can prevent strangers from getting up close to your property to see if anything’s worth stealing. Adding an intercom system is also a great idea, as it will allow for you to communicate with guests before letting them inside.
Tip: Keep Valuables Stored Away
Although a security gate will prevent most strangers from getting up close to your property and peeking in through your windows and doors, it’s still important for you to store your valuable items away properly. Aside from this, you should avoid placing the packaging boxes from expensive items such as TVs, consoles or other electronic devices outside your recycling bin. Instead, break up the boxes and place them inside the bin.
Burglar Proof Your Home with Help from Rockingham Home Security
Need help securing your home? With over 40 years of experience in the home security industry, Rockingham Home Security are the go-to home security specialist when you need reputable, reliable and proven home security solutions. Offering an extensive suite of durable, long-lasting and trusted products, including security doors, screens, gates, alarm systems, roller shutters and more, we carry everything you need to take your residential property’s defences to the next level.
For help on choosing the right products, contact Rockingham Home Security now!